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    long time no see?

    Hi,

    I overheard someone saying something like "hi.. no time, no see..." Is it correct?

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    #2

    Re: long time no see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    I overheard someone saying something like "hi.. no time, no see..." Is it correct?
    I think you meant, "Long time no see."
    Strictly speaking, it is not grammatical, but as a cliché, it is commonly used to express, "We haven't seen each other for quite a while."
    "Long time no talk" is also a common phrase. These phrases are colloquial, often used in a humorous way. I wouldn't recommend using them in a formal context.
    Dear native English speakers of this forum,
    Please, always point out my grammatical mistakes, assuming you have "the time and the inclination". That is really the most effective way for me to improve. Thank you very much.

    Please note that I am NOT an English teacher.

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    #3

    Re: long time no see?

    You can read the Wikipedia entry for the phrase here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: long time no see?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
    ** NOT A TEACHER **

    I think you meant, "Long time no see."
    Strictly speaking, it is not grammatical, but as a cliché, it is commonly used to express, "We haven't seen each other for quite a while."
    "Long time no talk" is also a common phrase. These phrases are colloquial, often used in a humorous way. I wouldn't recommend using them in a formal context.
    I agree with your answer. I did have a friend, however, you used to say "No time, no see" when he had just seen me. It was his joke.

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